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BASIL

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DISTILLATION PROCESS 
The complete distillation of basil leaves  takes about 2 h. 
The variety of Basil we distill is  OCIMUM BASILICUM VAR. BASIL.

PROPERTIES OF ESSENTIAL OIL 

Antioxidant:The main antioxidant found in basil essential oil derives from rosmarinic acid. There are also phenolic acids and flavonoids which have antioxidant properties.
Antispasmodic and stomachic:Its richness in methylchavicol makes this oil a treatment of choice against spasmodic disorders (bloating, aerophagia, nausea, digestive spasms).
Analgesic:Elle  reduces pain thanks to its concentration of linalool, a molecule responsible for the floral and fresh touch of its fragrance.
Antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial:Its concentration of methylchavicol and linalool helps strengthen the immune system, helps destroy bad bacteria and has antagonistic activity to that of intestinal worms.
Powerful expectorant:Thanks to its richness in cineol, it is able to increase the expulsion of mucus from the trachea or bronchi through expectoration or cough.
Anti-inflammatory rheumatic and arterial:Via linalool, the essential oil has an anti-inflammatory action.
Insecticide:The constituents methylcinnamate, methylchavicol, ocimene, cineole and linalool have recognized insecticidal activity.

USE TIPS

 

Cutaneous application

Massage:  For all muscle and joint pain, for fatigue and skin conditions, dilute a drop of essential oil with 4 drops of vegetable oil, then apply and massage.

Digestion problems: 1 drop in 4 drops of vegetable oil in massage on the stomach, after each meal.
Fatigue: 1 drop in 4 drops of vegetable oil, gently massage the belly.
Dysmenorrhea (painful periods) and uterine spasms: 1 drop in 4 drops of vegetable oil, massage the lower abdomen.
Respiratory disorders: 1 drop in 4 drops of vegetable oil, massage along the spine and the solar plexus.
Oral route
Stuffy nose: 1 drop of essential oil between the tongue and the palate, then hold the tongue against the palate.
Bloating, flatulence, digestive disorders:1 trace in the mouth. It is recommended to consult a therapist beforehand.

Inhalation
To treat all ENT and respiratory infections, motion sickness, fatigue and take advantage of its effects on well-being, dilute a few drops of tropical basil essential oil in a bowl of simmering water, lean over the above with  a towel over the head so as to breathe in as much steam as possible. Keep your head under the towel for ten minutes. Stop if it becomes unpleasant.
Repeat the operation 3 times a day.

There is a possible variant: place a few drops of essential oil of tropical basil on a handkerchief and inhale deeply for 2-3 minutes, or directly above the bottle.

Diffusion
Do not diffuse pure tropical Basil essential oil: it should be diluted between 10 and 15% in other essential oils.
Diffusion by nebulization. These diffusers, which propel the essential oil by a pump, are the most effective, but their price is generally high and they can be more or less noisy.

Ultrasonic diffusion (misting). Less powerful, these diffusers remain effective in benefiting from the effects of the essential oil in closed rooms.
Diffusion by gentle heat.Pour a few drops of essential oil into the small receptacle of these diffusers. Under the effect of heat, the volatile aromatic particles will mingle with the atmosphere. To be used ideally in a small closed room.

PRECAUTIONS FOR USE
 

- Tropical basil essential oil is dermocaustic, it can cause burns to the skin and mucous membranes. It must be diluted to a maximum of 20% in vegetable oil.
- Not recommended the first 3 months of pregnancy.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Tropical basil should not be confused with: grand vert basil, lemon basil, cinnamon basil, camphor basil, holy basil… More difficult to use.

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